On Tuesday, Apple unveils the long-awaited iPad 2 on the media event. This iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter. However, it still has the same amazing 10-hour battery life as the original iPad.
The same as the first iPad version, the new iPad 2 is equipped with a 9.7 inch IPS screen. And the resolution is still 1024×768.
To bring users with more exciting experience while surfing the Internet, watching movies, etc., this iPad 2 possesses a dual-core A5 CPU. Also it features a 9X faster graphics, which can make playing games on iPad smoother and more realistic.
One of the high points of the iPad 2 is that it has two cameras on iPad — one on the front and one on the back. Then users can have a FaceTime video calling with friends and record whatever you are seeing. The front-facing camera has a VGA (640 by 480 pixel) resolution, while the back one offers a higher 720p (720 by 1028 pixel) resolution. The front can focus automatically; the back has a fixed focus.
Also Apple designed an iPad Smart Cover for the iPad 2. It adopts smart magnetic technology, which can make iPad Smart Cover fall perfectly into place to protect your iPad screen without adding bulk to its thin, light design.
Once you open the Smart Cover, the iPad will wakes up instantly; after you close it, your iPad goes to sleep automatically. And it can transform to suit for whatever you do with your iPad 2. Apple provides users with 10 colors of the iPad Smart Cover.
This iPad 2 runs the latest iOS 4.3 and is also available with 3G connectivity on either AT&T or Verizon Wireless networks.